The reality is, building is NOT rocket science. It's not even flying a commercial plane
"I am surprised that you would take exception to John's reliance on experience to ensure the work done on his house is of the highest quality"
June 26, 2014 by Robert Koci
Publisher Rob Koci, who switched to the trade magazine business after 20-plus years framing houses, responds here to Brian, who challenged the notion that even a highly-professional and organized man (like former pilot John Bleasby) can build a house, using subtrades and suppliers, as well as a veteran GC can…
“Brian: First I want to thank you for commenting on John’s blog. As the pubisher of Canadian Contractor, I believe it’s critical that we get the attention of experienced contractors and give them an opportunity to have their say, share their expertise and advocate for the industry.
I am surprised that you would take exception to John’s reliance on experience to ensure the work done on the house is of the highest quality. You have sufficient knowledge to build a house yourself without relying on others. Great. John does not and has the foresight and character to realize it and play to his strengths: organization, management and high intellegence. As a result, his house, I promise you, will be the equal of anything you have built.
The reality is, building is NOT rocket science. It’s not even flying a commercial plane. Your accreditations are great, and good for you that you have them and you use what you have learned to build quality homes. But don’t be upset with John because he can do just as good a job as you by appreciating his limitations and working within them.
I might add that if you have a build to tell us about; if you are willing to write a blog on a build you think will help contractors understand better the process of construction, I would happy to give you the space you need to tell your story. Writing, like building, is not rocket science either, as much as I would like to think otherwise sometimes. It is humbling sometimes to realize that what you do just isn’t that hard.”
– Rob Koci